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Week-284-June-09-2006

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Week 284 Volume 3
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Editor's note
Nearly every cop has seen a pin map that tracks where crimes occur. Some agencies now use sophisticated new software to plot crime occurrence more quickly and even show trends that the old pin maps can't display. How does your agency track crimes and crime trends?

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Scott Buhrmaster
Managing Editor

Time for Vigilance!
Street Survival insights from Dave Smith
By Dave Smith
Street Survival Seminar instructor


The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a blast of good news even the major media outlets couldn't ignore in this prolonged struggle against terrorism. As great a blow this may be for one cell of Al Queda, we must remember with renewed concern the potential of a strike in our heartland ... Full Story

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Defining terrorism for law enforcement

P1 columnist Chief Clark Staten assesses Zarqawi's killing

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Ex-Pa. officer charged after jokingly pointing gun at colleague
After a two-month investigation, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday the now retired Bethlehem police captain who allegedly held a loaded gun to another officer's neck must be prosecuted, overruling a decision by city officials not to pursue charges ... Full Story

Related story:
Why are we killing ourselves: A look at accidental shootings of police officers by police officers

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
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Strategies for conducting effective debriefings
Submitted by Trainer Brian Willis
In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Trainer Brian Willis shares tips for ensuring that your post-event debriefings focus on answering one of the most critical questions, "What would I have done differently on that call ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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News Headlines:

Press Release:
Ocean Systems Completes Expansion of Facility and Personnel
Calif. police fatally shoot man, thought glasses case was gun
[San Francisco, CA]
Mass.: Officer shot himself during warrant attempt
[East Brookfield, MA]
Suspect wounds Pa. officer after slipping out of handcuffs
[Lancaster, PA]
Nev. trooper pleads guilty in freeway crash that killed four
[Las Vegas, NV]

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Press Release:
ICOP In-Car Video Selected By Wooster Police Department
Neb. troopers kill armed fugitive after chase
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Calif. officer cleared in shooting
[Fontana, CA]
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Man steals Mo. cruiser, injures officer
[Jennings, MO]
Reputed mob boss among 29 arrested in federal sweep
[New Haven, CT]

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